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Empires On The Pacific

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Empires on the Pacific smashes the standard narrative of World War II in the Pacific theater, showing America's aim to replace Britain as East Asia's New Imperial Power. Robert Smith Thompson offers a long overdue explanation of what America's war against Japan was really about--in a word: China. The over-reaching British Empire was waning yet unwilling to relinquish its f ...more
Paperback, 472 pages
Published December 18th 2002 by Basic Books (first published 2002)
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Fredrick Danysh
Nov 20, 2014 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
Shelves: history
This work provides some background on the Japanese and Chinese empires as well as their interactions with the White powers of Europe and America. It traces the pathway to America's entry into World War II and gives an overview of the war.
basic thesis is that the US and japan are competitors for control of china.
Chris Watson
Aug 09, 2010 Chris Watson rated it did not like it
Typical American mythological faux-history.
Myths and American propaganda repackaged with extra adjectives and falsely labeled history.
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